celebrating Māngere through sharing its stories
MC's FINEST HEAD DOWN MEMORY LANE
wasn’t a subject and coming to a
school where music was valued – was
huge for us.”
Vii says their peers at Mangere
College helped hone their skills.
“The one thing I remember was that
we were all just lovers of music.
Everyone just got into it and loved
Nyssa concurs with the boys and says
returning to her old stomping ground
is a nice reminder of
her roots amidst her
new life in the fast
MC SUPER STARS: Vii Tupa'i, Nyssa Collins and Nainz Tupa'i backstage at Mangere College
“A lot of people
Some of Mangere College’s most While X-Factor runner-up and
famous musical alumni joined Mangere resident Nyssa Collins is time and
forces at a recent fundraising busy putting together her first album. I’m fully
concert at their old school. And 275 All three say their time at Mangere booked
Times caught up with the trio to College gave them the necessary out for
find out what 2015 has in store. foundation for success. Nainz says the
Adeaze’s Nainz Tupa'i and Vii Tupa'i they have fond memories of their days rest of
are currently working on their third at “MC” and are certain their current the year.
album and are also launching a careers wouldn’t have eventuated But coming
performing arts school this month in without the school.
here for this
Mangere at Robertson Rd School. “Moving from Tokoroa, where music event is quite
Enrolment for Year 9s at Mangere College will take place in Term 3 - phone: 275 4029.
Go to facebook.com/pages/Saintz-Up-Performing-Arts for info about Adeaze's new school.
Nyssa Collins performs at Mangere College
Hangi prep - A team
of keen volunteers peeling spuds and
kumara ahead of the Matariki celebration
at Māngere East Community Centre.
MATARIKI in Māngere East. Over 120 members of
the community came together to celebrate the Māori
New Year on June 20 at the Māngere East Community Centre where
they enjoyed hangi, local artists, educational and informative korero,
traditional games and a Korowai exhibition.
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Students catch business bug
INSECT HOTELS: From left; Willy Tau, Tatiana Papau, Lily Latu and Luther Salanoa.
Creating a home for bugs has
opened up a whole new world for a
group of high school students.
The Get the Bug enterprise team
from Auckland Seventh Day Adventist
High School have created the Bug
Hub, a handmade house for insects
which helps keep gardens healthy.
The students are part of the Young
Enterprise Scheme programme and
have formed a company to sell the
good seed trust
Where: 66 Robertson Road, Mangere
Ages: 5-13yrs | Hours: 7am-6pm
Price: $4.50 an hour. WINZ subsidy applies.
Contact: 275 1065 or Aioi 027 717 4123
Mangere arts centre
Where: Cnr Bader Drive
and Orly Ave.
Hours:10am-4pm | FREE
An art space will be set
up for kids to make
a collaborative work
inspired by Charlotte
Graham's exhibition -
Kaitiaki. Their works will
be installed in the gallery.
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if they have any holiday programmes too.
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products. Year 12 and 13 students
Willy Tau, Tatiana Papua, Luther
Salanoa, Helen Afoa, Alisha Marsters,
Vaineke Anguna and Lily Latu came
up with the Bug Hub idea along with
mentor Peter Sykes. They say that
not only have they learnt more about
business but also about sustainability
And they came third in the recent
Dragons' Den South Auckland
141 Robertson Rd.
Ages: 5-17 | FREE
day, sports etc.
Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre
Get the Bug general manager Luther
Salanoa says being part of the Get
The Bug team will hopefully give him
the skills to launch his own business
“It's helped me do networking and get
a taste for the real world and building
skills for business.”
He’s also developing his green thumb.
"I have definitely taken more interest
in gardening as the Bug Hub increases
your garden's flowers and fruit."
Luther says their growing business
success could not have been possible
without their mentor Peter Sykes.
“Peter has given us the best support
we could have asked for. He’s
connected us to people who can help
and gave us the bug for living more
sustainably. If it wasn’t for him we
wouldn’t be here.”
Go to facebook.com/GettheBug
to get all of team's latest news or
order your own Bug Hub for $35 by
Mangere east community centre
Where: 372 Massey Road, Mangere East
Hours: 7.30am - 6pm | Ages: 5-14years old
Prices: $30 per day per child (can get a Work
and Income subsidy from $2 a day)
Contact: Maia 029 773 0146 or
amp'd Breakaway programme
Ages: 11-13 years old | Free Ages: 14-17 years old | Free
Dates: Mon 6 July - Fri 17 July. Hours: 9am-3pm every day.
Where: 14 Waddon Place, behind Mangere Town Centre.
Contact: Tuhin Choudhury
Markets' music man
BRINGING MUSIC TO MARKETS: Andrew Beer
Rain, hail or shine Andrew his loyal customers.
Beer has been at the Mangere “It’s four or five hours a week
Markets for the last twenty where you can capture quite
years selling Pacific Island a good customer base,” he
music. The Mangere resident says.
loves what he sells and has Andrew is originally from the
given many artists, both local Cook Islands and came here
and overseas, a foothold in after high school. Despite
not being a musician himself,
“It’s a hard industry,
he’s had a lifelong passion
particularly as our customers for music and at one stage
are an older generation who owned three shops across
are dwindling to some extent," South Auckland. And who's
his favourite artist right now?
He says despite bad weather That would be Richard
and rent fluctuations, he’s Parker.
remained committed to the “Richard Parker plays a bit of
Mangere Markets as it gives reggae and other stuff and
him a chance to interact with he has a great voice.”
Rubbish visit no waste
Learning the harsh reality
about how our rubbish gets
sorted has inspired Lisa
Kennedy and Liz Maera to
change their wasteful ways.
On a recent trip to the
Waitakere Transfer Station,
Lisa and Liz of Mangere
East Family Service Centre
Early Learning Centre were
surprised to find out that
rubbish isn’t sorted after
leaving the kerbside. Along
with other colleagues and
locals who joined the trip,
Lisa watched while rubbish
trucks, vans and cars from
all over Auckland converged
on the transfer station, piling
waste onto the mountain of
rubbish at the site.
The pair have wasted no time
applying their learning, going
“straight home to sort out the
They are also talking with
other staff, children and
parents about rubbish and
looking at how recycling could
be used at the centre for craft
and science activities
If you’d like more info on
how to reduce, reuse and
recycle contact MEFSC’s
Facilitators Koia Teinakore
on 0212389717 or Justine
just dream it.
ZERO FEES &
20+ YEAR OLDS
Lisa Kennedy and Liz Maera of the Mangere East Family Service Centre
Verse of the month: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves
fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor 15:58
LIBRARY BOOK CHAT
Mangere East Library Book Chat group will next meet on Friday,
July 17 at 10.30am. The topic we will be looking at the history of
perfume and we’ll give making our own perfume a go! Come
along to this fun, informal group and enjoy good company and
interesting topics. The group meets monthly with a different topic
each month. Tea and coffee provided. Ph 2755420
HAWKS ON TELLY
Appliance Fox Memorial Televised Game. Mangere East Hawks
vs. Marist Saints. Walter Massey Park, Hain Avenue, Mangere East
Saturday July 25 @ 2.30pm
This is a call for Singers, Dancers, Actors, Comedians, Poets,
performers of ALL ages who are interested in performing at
SHOWTIME Mangere 2015 (a four day—four night event) starting
on August 19. If you or your group are interested, please contact
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